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Scott Reitz, Wildlife BiologistScott L. Reitz

Wildlife Biologist





  • Habitat Assessment
  • National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Compliance
  • Completion of Biological Assessments (BAs) and ESA Compliance
  • Technical Writing
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analysis
  • Interdisciplinary (ID) Team Experience


  • Certified Wildlife Biologist (TWS)


  • Associate in Applied Science, Natural Resources and Conservation–State University of New York, Morrisville
  • Bachelor of Science, Wildlife Science, Utah State University
  • Undergraduate work in Fisheries Science, Utah State University
  • Undergraduate work in Range Science, Utah State University

Special Recognition

  • Forest Species Viability Analysis for birds and support to Forest Plan revision.
  • Provided critical information and assistance toward the Completion of the Forest BA and preparation of the legal defense in the BA litigation.
  • Identified opportunities to link old growth corridors and address issues on fragmentation and conservation biology

Professional Memberships

  • The Wildlife Society

Professional Publications

  • Reitz, S.L.; Hille A.; Stout S. 2004. Silviculture in cooperation with hunters: The Kinzua quality deer cooperative. Proceedings of the National Silviculture Workshop. September 8-11, Granby CO. p. 110-126.
  • Nelson, B; Nowak, C.; Wingate, S.; Reitz, S.L. 1995. A landscape corridor approach to providing late-successional forests and associated functions and values on the Allegheny National Forest, Warren PA.


Scott has worked with the Forest Service at both a district and a supervisor office capacity since 1979. He spent two years as a range conservationist and four years as a district wildlife biologist for the Manti-LaSal National Forest, four years as a range conservationist for the Custer National Forest, and 19 years as a district biologist for the Allegheny National Forest. He has designed and implemented wildlife habitat improvement and forest and district level wildlife monitoring in three Forest Service regions. Scott has performed wildlife and habitat surveys for management indicator species and threatened and endangered species, and has completed habitat assessments on projects related to wildlife, fire, timber, and recreation. Scott has been a member of a forest plan revision ID team completing the avian species viability analysis for revision.

Scott has worked with TEAMS since 2007.

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